This little nugget appeared tonight in the Eugene Register-Guard:
The two nominees for governor will speak to about 70 mayors from across Oregon at a conference Friday in Cottage Grove.
The candidates are scheduled to appear separately. Both will speak for a few minutes and then take questions from mayors in the audience.
Democrat John Kitzhaber is slated to appear at 11:15 a.m. Republican Chris Dudley is scheduled to speak at 2:40 p.m. The Oregon Mayors Association conference is being held at Village Green Resort.
The Democratic Party of Oregon is calling it a debate and flatly states Dudley is ducking it:
Dudley Dodges another Debate - Mayors Edition
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Chris Dudley has already dodged a debate organized by Oregon newspapers - and now he is skipping a debate in front of Oregon's mayors.
This Friday, the Oregon Mayors Association was scheduled to host a gubernatorial debate. Democrat John Kitzhaber accepted the invitation outright. Republican Chris Dudley declined - again. This time Dudley refused to show up to the debate, agreeing to show up after Kitzhaber had left the building.
Can we get some media types on this? Either it's a debate or it isn't.